Netherlands seek to keep World Grand Prix win-streak over Poland


• Netherlands have won all five previous meetings with Poland in the World Grand Prix by 3-0.
• In these five meetings, Poland never scored more than 23 points in a single set.
• In Hong Kong on 14 Augustus 2009, Poland only recorded 47 points against Netherlands (25-17, 25-17, 25-13).
• Earlier this year, Netherlands won 3-0 in Formosa on 10 July.
• These nations also met in the semifinal of the 2009 European Championship, with Netherlands winning 3-1 (in Lódz). Netherlands eventually lost the final 3-0 against Italy and Poland finished third after beating Germany 3-0 in the match for third place.
• They also met three times at the world championship, with Poland winning on all three occasions, including the last time with 3-2 in 2010 (classification round 9-12).

• Netherlands, World Grand Prix winners in 2007, finished atop Group 2 with 17 points, winning all six of their matches. They remained the only unbeaten team in Group 2.
• Last season, Netherlands also finished first in Group 2. They went on to beat Puerto Rico 3-1 in the semifinals before losing the final to neighbours Belgium, 3-2.
• Netherlands are on a seven-match winning streak. The last time they won more successive World Grand Prix matches was between 2007 and 2009 (18 matches).
• In these seven matches, they have won five with 3-0, one with 3-1 and one with 3-2 (against Argentina).
• They have won 10 of their last 11 World Grand Prix matches and 17 of their last 19.
• Netherlands have won five of their six World Grand Prix matches in Poland.

• Poland finished second in Group 2, behind Netherlands. 
• Poland have won their last three matches and can win four in a row for the first time since a streak of five in 2013-2014.
• None of Poland's last 12 World Grand Prix matches was a five-setter. They last went the distance in August 2014 when they beat Peru 3-2 in the Preliminary Round.
• They have won only two of their last eight World Grand Prix matches in Poland and can win back-to-back home matches for the first time since 2011-2012, when they beat Cuba in Zielona Góra and Serbia in Lódz.


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